Sat.Mar 09, 2019 - Fri.Mar 15, 2019

ERP Implementations Are More Successful Than You Thought

Rootstock

Manufacturing and distribution companies considering new ERP software for their business have often been stymied by their fear of implementation problems. They hear it all the time: ERP implementation is costly, time-consuming and interrupts business operations.

The (Potential) Value of Labeling in the Lithium Ion Battery Supply Chain

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Kevin Popper, Julia Navarro, Amelia Lanfrankie, and Felipe Caro. Demand for electric vehicles has risen dramatically alongside consumer concerns about greenhouse gas emissions.

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Why Static Modelling Doesn’t Cut It in the Modern Supply Chain

MP Objects Supply Chain Orchestration

When you think of the supply chain, it’s easy to recall the antiquated notion of a literal chain of command and linear process.

8 Ways to Make Your Fulfillment Center Run More Efficiently

EazyStock

This is a guest post contributed by Halle Summers. Halle is a Marketing Coordinator for FASTENation Inc. When she isn’t writing blog articles, she enjoys spending time in downtown Charleston, South Carolina and all the amazing food her hometown has to offer.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging

Cerasis

The fact is that transportation makes up about 60% of the supply chain dollar. A lot of shippers blame the high cost of transportation on the carriers, but a lot of carriers agree, if things were packaged differently costs would not be a concern.

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The Supply Chain of Tomorrow

SCM Research

It is time for a new video! Future Insights Network ’s CEO and Co-Founder, Maria P. Villablanca, recently talked to me about the supply chain of tomorrow. Enjoy watching the video… Research Practice Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Trend Video Digitalization

Unlocking Innovation from Your Supply Chain – Lessons from Formula 1 Racing

ivalua

Afrika Morris, Senior Field Marketing Manager UKI at Ivalua. On February 12 Ivalua hosted Senior Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals gathered for an Exclusive Dinner on the 34th floor of The Gherkin with F1 Veteran and Status Grand Prix Founder, Mark Gallagher.

21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization

Cerasis

Picture the typical retail warehouse of 15 years ago: Workers rode around on forktrucks and pallet jacks, picking and putting away product by the pallet load, loading trailers for single stores, or several at a time.

This Turbulent Week in Brexit Events and Consequent Multi-industry Supply Chain Disruption Planning

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on a turbulent week of Brexit related developments and on the implications for multi-industry supply chain scenario disruption risk contingency planning.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

On eating pie, and other reasons why Pi Day is good for supply chain 

Kinaxis

by Danielle McNeil Taylor Happy Pi Day! What a great day. You have to love a special day where eating all the pie you want is acceptable, the math jokes are endless, and there are always some clever shirts, memes and memory contests to keep you entertained for weeks.

4 Forces to Drive Your Supply Chain Transformation

The Network Effect

It’s a very interesting time in supply chain. There are a number of exciting technologies coming together to create new. The post 4 Forces to Drive Your Supply Chain Transformation appeared first on The Network Effect.

The Benefits & Drawbacks of WMS in the Cloud

Cerasis

Cloud-based technologies are among the latest innovations impacting supply chain and warehouse management. The concept of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform allows users to tap into the enterprise-level software at a fraction of the cost of developing and maintaining systems in-house, reports Chad Collins of Supply and Demand Chain Executive. One of the potential applications of.read More.

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Supply Chain Matters at Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference Next Week

Supply Chain Matters

We wanted to alert our Supply Chain Matters readers that independent supply chain management industry analyst and blog Editor Bob Ferrari will be attending the Oracle Modern Business Experience ( MBX ) conference next week in Las Vegas.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Six Steps to a More Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Consumers are more conscientious about their purchases than ever before. They expect organizations to meet a certain set of ethical standards, and supply chains aren’t exempt from scrutiny

Trade Wars | Intellectual property rights and Section 321 – de minimis

BluJay Solutions

Intellectual property protection is a key element in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China, however, remedy of the underlying issues remain undefined.

This Week in Logistics News (March 11-15, 2019)

Talking Logistics

On Wednesday morning I flew down to Miami for a client meeting. It wasn’t until I boarded the airplane and placed my bag under the seat in front of me that I noticed this: Yes, I flew on a Boeing 737-MAX 8 on Wednesday, and a few hours after I landed, the U.S.

More Developments Related to the Boeing 737 MAX Tragedies

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a further update on the rapidly evolving global developments involving the recent Boeing 737 MAX aircraft tragedies and an initial perspective on product design and supply chain implications.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Cognitive Supply Chain Planning

Enterra Insights

As supply chains become more digital, it makes sense to leverage the massive amounts of data being generated by digital transactions in the planning process. At the same time, planners need to remember that technology doesn’t mean planning fundamentals no longer apply. Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, believes too many supply chain professionals have forgotten the fundamentals of planning in the digital age.

Ivalua Now and the Art – or is it the Science – of Procurement?

ivalua

We’re led to believe that there’s a fundamental difference between something that’s art and something that’s science. But what do you call the space in between, where the two world’s meet? It’s a question that you can answer for yourself at Ivalua Now – The Art of Procurement , being held, appropriately enough, at The Louvre, Paris 10 th – 12 th April.

The Truth About Supply Chain Costs From a Logistics Perspective

Supply Chain Brain

Let's assume you have a successful product, a well-developed brand and a seamless manufacturing process. Now, you’re ready to take your product to the international stage

Purdue University Researchers Quantify How Current U.S. Trade Policies Have Multi-Billion Dollar Negative Impacts on Agricultural Markets

Supply Chain Matters

A new report sponsored by the Farm Foundation in the United States and conducted by economists at Purdue University provides the extent of how much U.S. farmers could be economically impacted with current U.S. trade policies. Reports of the study’s findings are rippling across U.S.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Surprise! Cyber Threats increase in Priority in Digital Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Okay, I admit the headline is sarcastic. It comes as NO surprise that in the digital age cyber threats are becoming a greater concern. The late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish once wrote, “Sarcasm helps me overcome the harshness of the reality we live, eases the pain of scars and makes people smile.”

Modern CPOs on their way to Smart Procurement

ivalua

Last week, the Ivalua team attended an interesting CPO Round Table organized by the CIPS MENA in Dubai on the theme “Enabling Smart Procurement Today.” ” It is not a surprise that the responsibilities of today’s CPOs are evolving fast compared to the ones they had in the past years. Traditionally, the CPO’s first priority was to ensure the optimization and reduction of costs. Today, they are tackling new priorities like risk management, supplier compliance, actionable insights.

Getting smart on the last mile

BluJay Solutions

From mobile solutions in the hands of carriers and drivers to rural drone deliveries, the solutions to leveraging the last mile are within reach. BluJay’s Mohit Paul explores the shift to a data-centric approach to supply chain management. Read the full article in CILT’s Focus Magazine.

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Report of Panic Among Some Amazon Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

A Bloomberg report indicates that Amazon has suddenly stopped buying from many of its manufacturers and wholesalers in order to boost profits. Supply Chain Matters provides its perspectives to this move.

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Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.